Wave Glider robotic fleet to track fish in real time

Sometimes it’s just cheaper to have a robot do it.  Keeping track of fish and marine mammals as they move through the ocean normally requires a manned vessel, which costs massive amounts of money (the old adage “a ship is a hole in the water that you pour money into” is all too true).  Now, however, a new robotic ship/canoe/thing has been developed that can track what’s moving in the ocean, possibly for months at a time, at a much smaller cost compared to a manned ship survey.

This is another one that’s still very much “under development,” but working prototypes have been made and tested, so it’s very possible that we’ll be seeing these in widespread use in a few years.

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